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2017

Analysts see 'strong growth' of Apple Pay annually, more room to grow

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple Pay's usage is continuing its steadily rise in popularity, according to a report on credit and debit card transactions, with use of the Apple payment platform growing by approximately 50 percent in transaction volume within 12 months.

Apple iPhone screen manufacturer Japan Display to offer flexible LCDs starting in 2018

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Presenting an alternative to the OLED screens devised by companies like Samsung, Apple supplier Japan Display on Wednesday announced plans to start making flexible LCDs in 2018.

US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

Wednesday January 25, 2017

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

Apple meeting with India government 'constructive,' iPhone manufacture 'almost a done deal' [u]

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Apple's meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday -- aimed at setting up local iPhone manufacturing -- was a "constructive and open dialogue," the company claimed in a statement.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells another $3.6M in company stock

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Just days after cashing in a chunk of Apple shares worth $3.6 million, CEO Tim Cook sold another batch worth an almost identical amount in a series of trades this week, according to regulatory filings.

Apple.com switches web font from Myriad to San Francisco

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple in a minor change to its website on Tuesday integrated its in-house developed San Francisco typeface, first introduced with Apple Watch, into most consumer-facing pages.

Hands-on: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple in its latest iOS 10.3 beta release addresses the concerns of many new AirPods owners by incorporating a software feature that helps users locate misplaced earbuds through the Find My iPhone app. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the beta function.

iOS 10.3 promises to limit review pop-ups, add floating one-handed keyboard on iPad

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.3 update, now in beta, will eventually limit how often an app can harass users about leaving a review -- and might also include a floating keyboard for smaller iPads, early adopters noted on Tuesday.

Final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview adds better iPhone support before expected Feb. launch

Tuesday January 24, 2017

For the last developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 before its release next month, Google has reintroduced support for iOS devices, allowing users to pair their wearable devices to an iPhone or iPad.

Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents

Tuesday January 24, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday.

Breathometer refunding iPhone blood alcohol tester owners in full

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Breathometer, producer of a breathalyzer accessory for the iPhone, has agreed to provide refunds to customers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, after claims about the device's lack of accuracy were investigated by the regulatory group.

New microchip could bring portable spectroscopy to iPhone, Apple Watch

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Si-Ware on Tuesday revealed an iPhone-compatible spectroscopy chip, the NeoSpectra Micro, which could potentially expand the uses of both mobile devices and wearables in areas like health, science, and nutrition.

Theater Mode, SiriKit coming to Apple Watch in forthcoming watchOS 3.2 beta

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Even though Apple has not yet released a beta for new watchOS system software, it has shared some notes about it, with additions including SiriKit on the Apple Watch, and Theater Mode being implemented in it and not the iPhone as previously rumored.

Apple allowing developers to respond to user reviews in App Stores with iOS 10.3, more improvements coming

Tuesday January 24, 2017

As part of feedback collected by Apple, when iOS 10.3 ships to customers the company is adding the ability for an app's developer to respond to complaints or praise, with the response available for all to see in the App Store -- and more improvements for developers are coming.

Ford hires Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq for VP, chief brand officer role

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Ford has become the latest car manufacturer to draw high-level employees away from Apple, with marketing executive Musa Tariq appointed as a vice president and chief brand officer of the major automobile producer.

Apple releases first iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.4 betas for developers

Tuesday January 24, 2017

One day after the last updates of iOS and macOS, Apple has released three new betas, bringing "Find my AirPods" and APFS to iOS, a new Night Shift mode to macOS, and fast scrolling to tvOS 10.2.

Strong iPhone 7 Plus adoption seen boosting ASP, Apple's Dec. quarter results

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Though iPhone shipments could fall under Wall Street consensus for the December quarter, Apple's revenue from the product should be boosted by high consumer favor for Plus models, an analyst noted on Tuesday.

Gamevice MFi game controllers for iPhone 7 removes battery, gains external Lightning port

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Gamevice has updated its range of MFi-certified game controllers for iOS devices, with the second-generation iPhone and iPad controllers introducing support for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and the addition of a Lightning port.

India government said likely to reject tax, trade concessions for Apple manufacturing deal

Tuesday January 24, 2017

The Indian government will probably reject Apple's requests for waiving taxes and duties on imports in exchange for setting up local manufacturing, reports claimed on Tuesday ahead of a Wednesday meeting between the company and government officials.

'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support to independent repair shops

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Five states have introduced bills that would give citizens the "Right to Repair" electronics, compelling Apple and other manufacturers to provide service manuals and easier access to spare parts to consumers and third-party repair shops.